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From: "Allan B Currie" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Fonts in Pedigrees
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:34:44 -0700
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Are there any more like you in Austin? Or anywhere else in the world?
With all the requests for obscure and esoteric features to be incorporated
into TMG 5.infiniti, does no one else have a desire to produce
visually-acceptable Indented Descendancy and Compressed Pedigree charts?
It seems like such an obvious shortcoming that TMG can't produce decent
indented charts and it's something that should have been noticed and
corrected long before TMG 4 ever reached its final version. Unless there is
an insurmountable problem that isn't obvious to us non-programmers, it's
unthinkable that hanging indents wouldn't be perfected in version 5.
Please, if there are others out there who recognize this ridiculous
oversight, make your thoughts known now. The squeaky hinge gets the oil and
it's time for us to make ourselves heard.
From: Elizabeth Churchett [mailto:]
Sent: 2003-Jul-28 22:18
Subject: Re: [TMG] Fonts in Pedigrees
I saw this come up recently, and I too *strongly* support hanging
indents in charts & reports. It's a little hard for me to imagine why
anyone would not want them; perhaps I have a lack of imagination <g>.
Allan B Currie wrote:
>I'm told that TMG just doesn't have the ability to handle hanging indents
>and, what amazes me, is that no one on this list seems to think that it
>matters. To me, it's a no-brainer. No one would want a word processor that
>required you to manually set the indentation for every line individually,
>yet this is what TMG is telling my word processors to do. I use both Word
>and WordPerfect, but it makes no difference.
>I'm led to believe that TMG 5.infiniti won't be any better unless there is
>heavy demand for it and, from the response I've had so far, there doesn't
>seem to be much chance of that. The best method I've found is to feed the
>file back to an old version of Family Tree Maker, PAF, or any of the less
>"full-featured" programs that produce excellent indented charts.